Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

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Birthday
26, 1874
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Apr 5, 1948 (73)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1874
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Apr 5, 1948 (73)

About

Rhode Island-born art collector and patron who played an important role in the establishment of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

Before Fame

She grew up in Providence, Rhode Island as the daughter of a senator (Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich) and the sister of a future congressman (Richard Steere Aldrich).

Trivia

After graduating in 1893 from Miss Abbott's School for Young Ladies, she went on an extensive European travel tour.

Family Life

She became a member of the wealthy Rockefeller family through her 1901 marriage to financier John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The couple raised five sons and one daughter.

Associated With

Her father-in-law, John D. Rockefeller, was the co-founder of the Standard Oil company.

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